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MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF EDUCATION 

Mr. James F. Crain, Chairperson, Gloucester 
Dr. Raquel Bauman, Vice Chairperson, Holden 



Mr. John J. Gould, Boston 

Mr. William K. Irwin, Jr., Wilmington 

Mr. Joseph E. Killory, Sandwich 

Dr. Anne S. Lark in, Bedford 

Dr. Richard R. Rowe, Belmont 

Mr. Jonathan D. Silverman, Worcester 

Ms. Theodora Sylvester, Springfield 

Mrs. Frances M. Turner, South Egremont 

Dr. Joan Wallace-Benjamin, Boston 

Mr. Frederick A. Wang, Needham 



Harold Raynolds, Jr., Commissioner of Education, Secretary 



Randolph W. Bromery, Chancellor, Board of Regents, Ex Officio 



Mary-Beth Fafard, Associate Commissioner 
Division of Special Education 



Richard F. Knox, Director 
Bureau of Institutional Schools 



Developed under the direction of 

Nina Talalay Callahan, Educational Specialist III 



The Massachusetts Department Of Education Insures Equal Employment/Educational 
Opportunities/Affirmative Action Regardless Of Race, Color, Creed, National 
Origin Or Sex, In Compliance With Title VI And Title IX, Or Handicap, In 
Compliance With Section 504. 



July, 1990 



Dear Colleague, 

The Department of Education, through the Bureau of Institutional Schools 
(B.I.S.), has developed this Program and Resource Guide to outline Special 
Education programs that provide direct service to over 750 students with 
special needs residing in the Department of Mental Retardation, Mental Health, 
Public Health, Youth Services and the County House of Correction facilities 
statewide. Our hope is that the information contained in this manual will be 
useful in enabling you to improve and expand Special Education Services to all 
of the students with special needs for whom you are responsible. 

As you read through this manual, you will notice that it is written for 
two purposes : 

1. to outline existing B.I.S. Special Education Programs within each 
of its three districts and; 

2. to highlight B.I.S. resources available to teachers, local 
education agencies, Department of Education regional offices, 
parents, advocacy groups, and regional offices of the state 
agencies mentioned above. 

It is our sincere hope that this manual will serve as a resource for you 
to pursue our collective goals which focus on providing quality Special 
Education Services to all students with special needs throughout the state. 



Sincerely, 





Beth Faf^Wd 
;ociate Commissioner 
Division of Special Education 




Richard F. Knox, Director • 
Bureau of Institutional Schools 




TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Bureau of Institutional Schools (B.I.S.) Resource Services 

B.I .S. Overview Page 1 

Greater Boston District Page 13 

Greater Central District Page 25 

South District Page 37 



THE BUREAU OF INSTITUTIONAL SCHOOLS 



OVERVIEW 



The Bureau of Institutional Schools, under the Division of Special Education, 
was created in 1974 by the Massachusetts Legislature under Chapter 766, to 
provide or arrange for the provision of special education services to children 
who reside in institutions administered by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH), Department of Mental Retardation (DMR), Department of Public Health 
(DPH), and the Department of Youth Services (DYS). In addition, due to a 
preliminary injunction granted under a Federal Court Order, the Bureau is 
responsible for the provision of special education services to inmates 
sentenced to County Houses of Correction. The Bureau is mandated to insure 
that all resident children receive an equal education opportunity consistent 
with Public Law 94-142. 

Prior to the enactment of Chapter 766, students in state institutions were 
considered the sole responsibility of the particular institution or agency. 
Since the law went into effect, the Department of Education has assumed the 
responsibility for all or part of the day educational services that these 
students receive while residing at the institution. While the Bureau's 
primary responsibility is to provide day education programming, it also works 
closely with those responsible agencies to provide services to meet the total 
needs of the child. 

Since its inception, the Bureau has been providing or arranging for the 
provision of special education services to school age children residing in 
state institutions and facilities. These programs have been staffed by a 
combination of state and contracted employees, -oate employees include 
District Managers, principals, supervisors, secretarial support and direct 
care teachers, vocational staff, and Developmental Day Care 
Specialists. Contracted employees include teachers, therapists, vocational 
counselors and diagnosticians. These staff provide services to over seven 
hundred and fifty special needs students per day. 

The Bureau is required, under M.G.L. Chapter 71B Section 12 to "... establish 
and maintain a School Department for school-age children in each institution 
under the control of the Departments of Mental Health, Public Health and Youth 
Services ..." The Bureau is responsible for the appropriation provided by the 
state legislature for the provision of special education services. In 
addition to direct service, the Bureau as part of its mandate to establish and 
maintain a School Department, provides related services in the form of 
Evaluation Team Liaisons, Diagnosticians, Vocational Counselors, Curriculum 
Developers, specialists in the areas of Occupational, Physical and Speech 
Therapy, Bilingual Teachers, Adaptive Equipment Designers, etc. 

The mission statement for the Bureau has been a global statement of the 
Bureau's responsibility in accordance with Chapter 766: 



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1. Insure that each child residing in these facilities 
receives education according to an individual education 
plan (I.E.P.). 

2. Insure that all students educated by the Bureau shall 
receive these services in the most appropriate, least 
restrictive environment. 

In order to realize the mission statement and fulfill its obligations under 
Chapter 766 and Public Law 9^-1^2, the Bureau is organized into three (3) 
separate districts which cover the entire Commonwealth. Each district, 
administered by a District Manager, is responsible for establishing policies 
and procedures which ensure the implementation of the Bureau's mission 
statement. These, in turn become translated into the provision of direct 
program services. 

A description of the program categories of state agencies and of the direct 
service programs of the Bureau is contained in the following sections. 



DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL RETARDATION (DMR) 



State Schools and Regional Centers 

Population Served: 

Students between the ages of 3 and 22 who reside in DMR state schools and 
regional centers, range from profoundly and severely disabled to moderately 
disabled. The majority of students have multiple handicaps including mental, 
physical, and medical disabilities. 

Many of these students have on-going medical concerns which must be taken into 
consideration in their daily educational program. 

Program Structure: 

Students receive special education services in both facility-based and 
community program locations in an interdisciplinary fashion with an emphasis 
on normalization. These programs are developed based upon student needs as 
identified in their Individual Education Plans. These students require 
intense special education services in the areas of cognitive, affective, and 
motor skill acquisition in addition to therapeutic intervention. 

The curriculum includes instruction in the following skill areas: activities 
of daily living, mobility, communication, fine motor, gross motor, physical 
education, social and leisure, community utilization skills and pre-vocational 
skills. 



DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH (DMH) 



Intensive Residential Treatment (IRTP) and Acute Programs 

Population Served: 

On July 26, 1984 the Governor of Massachusetts signed into effect Executive 
Order 244. The intent of the order, now law, is to provide appropriate living 
arrangements for adolescents under the age of nineteen (19) years separate 
from adult mental health units. The Bureau, through state and contracted 
resources, will provide the special education services for these adolescents 
who are admitted without a high school diploma or its equivalent. Programming 
occurs within the context of the therapeutic milieu established by the 
Department of Mental Health. 

In addition, the Bureau is required to provide special education services zo 
the adolescents over the age of nineteen (19) but under the age of twenty- two 
(22) who are admitted to adult psychiatric units. These students also must be 
without a high school diploma or its equivalent. The admission of eligible 
adolescents to the adult units is sporadic. 

These adolescents are those emotionally disturbed students who are both long 
term chronic and short term acute admissions. All adolescent units are 
operated by the Department of Mental Health. 



Program Structure: 



Each proposed program reflects the capacity to provide direct educational 
services to the students through a variety of structured activities, as soon 
as they are able and/or willing to participate. As much as possible, the 
programs strive toward enabling students to receive academic credit while in 
the program. Therefore, the programs are responsible for encouraging positive 
relationships with each student's Local Education Agency regarding various 
aspects of evaluation, placement, development of alternative programming, 
vocational programming, etc. 



DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH (con't) 



The Gaebler School Special Education Program 

Population Served: 

Gaebler School is located at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health 
Gaebler Children's Center in Waltham, Massachusetts. The associated school to 
this free standing publicly supported facility manages, treats, and educates 
those children who are psychiatrically ill within the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. The children served require comprehensive psycho-educational 
services that are provided for short term as well as for extended periods of 
time. Despite the comparative wealth of community based services in the 
Commonwealth, the Gaebler Center is able to serve only a small portion of the 
urgent referrals received annually. 

Sources of enrollment include court admissions to the Gaebler Center for 
psychiatric evaluation, and voluntary admissions from families, public and 
private agencies. 

All of the aforementioned student populations are enrolled in the Gaebler 
School. There is an average daily attendance (ADA) of 57 children on any 
given school day. Students at Gaebler range in age from five (5) to sixteen 
(16) years. 

Program Structure: 

The major purpose of the Gaebler School is to insure the availability and the 
delivery of free and appropriate public education to the students enrolled 
consistent with Federal (P.L. 94-142) and State (Chapter 766) mandates. 
Within such a context, the mission of the School can he stated as follows: 
(1) To assess and effectively educate (Department o: ' Education) and treat 
(Department of Mental Health) those children who either cannot be safely 
contained in otherwise adequate educational and/or clinical settings or who 
cannot receive appropriate educational and/or clinical services in other 
secure settings; (2) To serve as the continuous liaison with public schools 
and other public and private agencies to allow the return to home or to other 
less restrictive settings of every student as soon as this becomes compatible 
with the child's continued safe rehabilitation, education and treatment. The 
school seeks to implement the principle of Least Restrictive Environment by 
providing quality education and related services for the student while 
insuring their personal and psychological safety. Finally, the Gaebler School 
prepares external environments (public and private schools, families and other 
agencies) to receive students and provide for the continuity of care and 
education. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH (DPH) 

Massachusetts Hospital School Special Education Program 

Population Served: 

Massachusetts Hospital School (MHS) was established by a legislative act in 
1904 to provide services to physically handicapped children throughout the 
state. Today the Hospital School is jointly funded and administered by the 
Department of Public Health and the Department of Education, Bureau of 
Institutional Schools. Physically disabled children under 22 years of age and 
residing in Massachusetts are eligible to apply for admission upon referral by 
a physician. 

Program Structure: 

MHS provides a full range of hospital and educational programs to physically 
disabled students under the age of 22. All students at the Hospital School 
are eligible for services under Chapter 766 and Public Law 94-142. Medical, 
nursing, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, recreational, and 
social services are provided by the Department of Public Health. Special 
education and related services are provided by the Department of Education, 
Bureau of Institutional Schools. Both residential and day students attend the 
Bureau of Institutional Schools' program at the Brayton School. MHS is 
accredited by both the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAH) 
and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). 



The Lakeville Rehabilitation Center 

Population Served: 

Students between the ages of 3 and 22 years residing at the Lakeville 
Rehabilitation Center receive educational services from the Bureau of 
Institutional Schools. These students are severely physically handicapped and 
may be residents on a short or long term basis. 

Program Structure: 

The Bureau of Institutional Schools provides special education services 
designed to address the diverse intellectual, emotional, and physical needs of 
the center's population. All services are provided in accordance with the 
student's Individual Education Plan. Curriculum areas can include: 
activities of daily living, fine motor, gross motor, communication, physical 
therapy, occupational therapy and socialization, as well as other specified 
academic areas. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH (con't) 

Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Program at Rutland State Hospital 

Y.E.S. Program: Youth Experiencing Sobriety 

Population Served: 

Students who reside in this facility have a history of substance abuse, 
alcohol, and/or drug involvement. The age range for this program is between 
10-22 years. All students are residents of the facility and are placed in the 
program by the Department of Public Health for a minimum of ninety (90) 
days. Students may exhibit any one or a combination of the following 
characteristics: learning problems, emotional disturbance, acting out 
behavior, or self-destructive behavior. 

Program Structure: 

The Bureau of Institutional Schools provides a day program to address the 
special education needs of approximately ten (10) students enrolled at the 
facility. The educational portion of the program must be coordinated closely 
with the goals and objectives of the residential staff. Remedial academics, 
socialization, physical education, as well as vocational training are 
necessary program components. 



DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH SERVICES (DYS) 



Special Education Components 

Population Served: 

The Bureau of Institutional Schools is responsible under Chapter 7 of the 766 
Regulations and in accordance with the FY 1986 Interagency Agreement to 
provide Special Education to youths identified as requiring special education 
in secure DYS facilities. The Bureau provides special education staff to 
implement services within the context of the educational program provided by 
the Department of Youth Services. The special education staff work in 
conjunction with DYS education program staff to provide educational services. 

Secure Treatment: 

Secure treatment units are intended to be long-term facilities which house 
youth committed to the Department of Youth Services. Through an evaluation 
process, youths in secure treatment units have been determined to be 
inappropriate candidates for community programs. In order to be placed in a 
secure treatment program, youths must exhibit or have a history of behaviors 
classified by DYS as violent or abusive and be considered a risk for less 
restrictive placement at the time of adjudication. The average length of stay 
at a secure treatment unit ranges from six (6) months to ( 1 ) one year. 

Both the Department of Youth Services and the Bureau of Institutional Schools 
are committed to the appropriate movement of such youth to less restrictive 
settings. Teachers in Secure Treatment Programs must work closely with DYS 
staff to facilitate this movement by assuring that youth are adequately 
prepared. This often involves a curriculum emphasis on vocational, career, 
and survival skills. 



Secure Detention: 

Secure Detention units are intended to be short-term facilities to house youth 
who are awaiting adjudication by the courts. These youth have not been 
committed to DYS but remain under the jurisdiction of the courts pending 
disposition of their cases. In some cases, youth committed to DYS and 
awaiting placement in Secure Treatment may be held in Secure Detention until 
treatment space becomes available. Because of the short-term nature of these 
units, the secure detention facilities are characterized by a frequent 
turnover in population. Students often exhibit one or more of the following 
characteristics: moderate to severe behavior problems, history of school 
failure and learning problems and/or disabilities. The average length of stay 
in secure detention units ranges from one (1) to forty-five (45) days; in some 
cases a special provision may permit an additional forty-five (45) days. 



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DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH SERVICES (con ' t ) 



Limited Secure Facilities: 

Limited Secure Facilities are short-term units where youth are usually 
detained for less than forty-five (45) days. These facilities are staff 
secure. Youth ages range from twelve (12) to seventeen (17) years old and are 
detained for less violent offenses. Community resources are accessed for 
these youth on a consistent basis. 

Program Structure: 

It has been recognized that DYS youth generally respond best in a highly 
structured situation. This setting should have a calming and relaxing effect 
on students numbering not more than four (4) to six (6) per classroom. A 
tutoring format should be part of the educational structure. Ideally, all 
teachers should have a strong behavioral and diagnostic/prescriptive 
background. General program goals include the following: 

1 . To continue development of education program standards through the 
development of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each youth with 
special needs, upon diagnostic testing and joint input into the Team 
Evaluation process. This should be accomplished in cooperation with 
the appropriate LEA and DYS education services staff. 

2. To utilize all efforts to stimulate the youth educationally with 
current curriculum and all appropriate materials. 

3. To use positive behavior management to increase appropriate behavior 
through learning new skills. 

4. To integrate BIS educational services with all other unit programs. 

The program staff are to assist in the development of IEPs. The staff is 
responsible for the delivery of diagnostic assessments, and for the provision 
of informal assessments for the purposes of developing IEP's. The program 
staff may be responsible for any formal assessment which may be required for 
the IEPs. Program staff may be required to attend TEAM meetings. 



COUNTY HOUSES OF CORRECTION (CHC) 



Special Education Programs 

Population Served: 

The County Houses of Correction are short-term secure facilities that house 
inmates sentenced for up to two and a half (2 1/2) years and inmates awaiting 
trial on charges. The facilities are under the auspices of both a Sheriff and 
the County Commissioners (or other governing body in accordance with the 
particular county). 

The Bureau of Institutional Schools through a Preliminary Injunction granted 
in 1981 by the United States District Court as well as individual site 
agreements with the County Houses of Correction is responsible for the 
provision of special education to any inmate ages 17-22 without a high school 
diploma identified as requiring special education in each of the CHC 
facilities. The Bureau funds certified special education teachers to 
implement services as outlined in an Individual Education Plan. 

An inmate is considered eligible for services under the preliminary injunction 
if he or she is sentenced to a County House of Correction, is age seventeen 
through twenty-two (17-22) without a high school diploma and has an IEP which 
outlines the services which cannot be provided through regular education, GED, 
Adult Basic Education, or Chapter I/Title I. A further clarification to 
eligibility may be set by the Classification Board in each of the County 
Houses of Correction (i.e. restriction of inmate involvement in any type of 
program). This does not necessarily preclude services, however, if an inmate 
is restricted to his cell, the services and location must be negotiated with 
the appropriate County House of Correction staff on a case by case basis. 



Program Structure: 

Service delivery has varied in each County House, but the primary mode has 

been individual instruction within the context of a large group. This has 

allowed the County Houses to serve the maximum number of eligible inmates. 

The only inmates who are eligible are those with valid educational plans or 
those referred for TEAM Evaluation to their local school systems. 

BIS provides special education through both state (Institutional School 
Teachers) or vendor (07) contracted teachers. The CHC is responsible for all 
other types of educational services or programs available to inmates. 

Within the provision of special education services BIS performs the following 
functions: 

1. student screening including assessment/evaluation in academic areas. 

2. responsibility for and participation in the 766 referral process in 
conjunction with the Local Education Agency. 



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COUNTY HOUSES OF CORRECTION (con't) 



3. provision of Special Education services for identified SPED students. 

All eligible youth are to be properly referred for TEAM evaluations. The 
Program Supervisor in coordination with the Special Education Teacher, BIS 
ETL, and the appropriate County House of Correction staff should take an 
active role in establishing relationships with LEAs, parent/guardians and 
other concerned agencies regarding evaluations, placements, development of 
program alternatives, referrals, etc. 

The Special Education Teacher is responsible for the coordination and 
development of the Individual Education Plans (IEP). The plans are developed 
for the period of incarceration. The degree of LEA participation is directly 
dictated by the County House's ability to provide all necessary assessments 
for the Individual Education Plan. An LEA must be involved in the re- 
evaluation and placement process prior to an inmate's release. 

The Program Staff are to assist in the development of IEPs. The staff is 
responsible for the delivery of diagnostic assessments for the purposes of 
developing IEPs. The Program Staff may be responsible for any formal 
assessment which may be required for the IEPs. Program Staff are required to 
attend TEAM meetings. 



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BUREAU OF INSTITUTIONAL SCHOOLS 



RESOURCE SERVICES 



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Greater Boston District 

DeDartment of Mental Retardation (DMR) 
Walter E. Fernald State School 

Development Enrichment Program-Greene Unit, Waltham, MA 
Hogan Regional Center 

Developmental Enrichment Program, Hathorne,MA 
Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative(GLEC)- 

Basic Skills/Pre-Vocational Program, Topsfield, MA 

Department of Mental Health (DMH) 

Winthrop Hospital Adolescent Acute Program, Winthrop Hospital MA 

Somerville Hospital Adolescent Acute Program, Somerville, MA 

Centerpoint Intensive Residential Treatment Program (IRTP), Hathorne, MA 

Gaebler Children's Center, Waltham, MA 

Germaine Lawrence Intensive Residential Treatment Program (IRTP), Marlboro, Ma 

Department of Youth Services (DYS) 

Cameron House Shelter Care Program, Somerville, MA 

Mentor Shelter Care Program, Somerville, MA 

Northeast Family Institute Limited Secure Program, Middleton, MA 

Rotenberg Girls Secure Treatment Program, Chelmsford, MA 

Littleton Girls Secure Treatment Program, Littleton, MA 

Pelletier Girls Secure Detention, Marlboro, MA 

Grafton/Ledgewood Secure Treatment Program, Grafton, MA 

County Houses of Correction (CHC) 

Middlesex County House of Correction, Billerica, MA 

Lawrence County House of Correction, Lawrence, MA 

Salem County House of Correction, Salem, MA 

Deer Island (Suffolk County) House of Correction, Winthrop, MA 

Worcester County House of Correction, West Boylston, MA 



BIS CONTACT FOR ALL PROGRAMS IN THE GREATER BOSTON DISTRICT 

James J. Rourke, District Manager 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Department of Education 

341 Mt. Auburn Street 

Watertown, MA 02172 (617) 727-0500 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Developmental Enrichment Program 



LOCATION 



Greene Unit 
Fernald State School 
200 Trapelo Road 
Waltham, MA 



POPULATION 



Children 19-22 years of age with multiple 
handicaps including mental, physical and 
medical disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of 
Mental Retardation (DMR). 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



This program provides special education 
services to multiply-handicapped students 
who live at Fernald State School. The 
program provides a wide range of skill 
training from Fundamental Responding Skills 
level through pre- vocational level with an 
overall goal of developing as much 
independence as a specific child's physical 
limitations will allow. The curriculum 
includes instruction in the following skill 
areas: activities of daily living, 
mobility, communication, fine motor, gross 
motor/adaptive physical education, 
social/leisure skills, community utilization 
skills and pre-vocational skills. The 
program operates year round for 27 hours per 
week, 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Monday through 
Friday, except Wednesday when the program 
closes at 1 :00 p.m. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teacher 
Teaching Instructors 

Supplementary services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Developmental Enrichment Program 



LOCATION 



Training Center 
Hogan Regional Center 
Hathorne, MA 



POPULATION 



Children between 18-22 years of age with 
multiple handicaps including mental, 
physical and medical disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental 
Retardation (DMR). 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



This program provides special education 
services for severely multiply handicapped 
students. All of these students reside at 
the Hogan Regional Center and are unable to 
travel to Community based sites due to 
medical restrictions. The curriculum 
includes instruction in activities of daily 
living, functional motor, communication 
skills, leisure, social and community 
integration skills. Physical and 
occupational therapy is a major component of 
this program. The program utilizes one 
classroom and operates 28 hours per week, 
Monday-Friday, for 210 days during the 
fiscal year. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teacher 
Teacher Instructors 



Supplementary services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Basic Skills/Pre-Vocational Program 



LOCATION 



Proctor School 
60 Main Street 
Topsfield, MA 01983 



POPULATION 



Children between 19-22 years of age with 
multiple handicaps including mental and 
physical disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental 
Retardation (DMR). 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



This program provides special education 
services to multiply handicapped students 
residing at the Hogan Regional Center. The 
program focuses upon activities of daily 
living, communication skills, and social 
awareness. The program is located in an 
integrated public school setting and is 
wheelchair accessible. The program operates 
28.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday, for 
210 days during the fiscal year. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 
Teacher Instructors 
Registered Nurse 



Supplementary services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Adolescent Acute Units 



LOCATION 



Somerville Hospital 
Adolescent Acute Unit 
Somerville, MA 

Winthrop Hospital 
Adolescent Acute Program 
Winthrop, MA 02152 



POPULATION 



Mentally ill male and female adolescents 
under the age of 19, in acute psychiatric 
crisis for whom treatment in less 
restrictive settings has been determined 
inappropriate or unavailable. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH). 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



The special education program includes 
educational evaluation/assessment as well as 
direct instruction on a daily basis, 8:30 
a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Monday - Friday, year 
round. Classes will be held in small groups 
with individual instruction available based 
on student needs. All students will have an 
appropriate educational plan developed while 
they are in the program. The educational 
staff will work closely with the clinical 
staff, DMH area staff ~nd the local school 
systems to develop and provide an 
appropriate educational program while the 
student is in the unit and to assist in the 
smooth transition to community. based 
programming after discharge. 



Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Germaine Lawrence School 
Intensive Residential Treatment 
Program - (IRTP) 



LOCATION 



Madonna Hall 
Marlboro, MA 



POPULATION 



Mentally ill female adolescents under 19 
years of age who require a secure, intensive 
residential treatment setting. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health. 
(DMH) 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The special education services, as part of a 
comprehensive and intensive treatment 
program, include educational evaluations/ 
assessments and direct instruction on a 
daily basis, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday- 
Friday, year round. The program will 
provide diagnostic, educational, competency 
based life skills training and pre- 
vocational services through individual and 
small group instruction. All students will 
have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) 
developed while they are in the program. 
The educational staff, in cooperation with 
clinical staff, DMH area staff and local 
school systems will develop and provide an 
appropriate educational program while the 
student is in the unit and assist in the 
smooth transition to community Dased 
programming after discharge. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary services provided by 
the District Resource Team. 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



LOCATION 



POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



Centerpoint Intensive Residential 
Treatment Program (IRTP) 

Danvers State Hospital - Bonner Building 
Hathorne, MA 01937 

Mentally ill male adolescents under 19 
years of age who require a secure, intensive 
residential treatment setting. 

Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH). 

The special education services, as part of 
acomprehensive and intensive treatment 
program, include educational evaluations/ 
assessments and direct instruction on a 
daily basis, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday- 
Friday, year round. The program provides 
diagnostic, educational, pre-vocational and 
competency based life skills development 
services through individual and small group 
instruction. All students will have an 
Individual Education Plan (IEP) developed 
while they are in the program. The 
educational staff, in cooperation with 
clinical staff, DMH area staff and local 
school systems will develop and provide an 
appropriate educational program while the 
student is in the unit and assist in the 
smooth transition to community based 
programming after discharge. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Supplementary services provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



BIS/DYS 



LOCATION 



Cameron House Shelter Care Program 

Mentor Shelter Care Program 

Northeast Family Institute Limited Secure 

Program 

Rotenberg Secure Treatment Program 

Pelletier Girls Secure Detention' 

Littleton Girls Secure Treatment Program 

Grafton Short Term Secure Treatment Program 



POPULATION 



Children between 12-17 years of age in the 
care and custody of the Department of Youth 
Services. (DYS) 



ADMISSION 



All DYS commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides special education 
services to adolescents in detention and 
treatment centers in the Boston District. 
The methodology supports the building of 
interpersonal skills in addition to concrete 
learning experiences. Services include: 
diagnostic/educational assessments , 
instruction in basic skills, academic 
remediation, career awareness and pre- 
vocational training. The program is 
operational Monday through Friday, 
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. year-round. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 



Supplementary services provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



County House of Correction 
Education Program 



LOCATION 



Deer Island House of Correction 
Lawrence County House of Correction 
Middlesex House of Correction 
Salem County House of Correction 
Worcester County House of Correction 



POPULATION 



Youths between 17-22 years of age sentenced 
by the courts for a predetermined period not 
to exceed 2 1/2 years. 



ADMISSION 



All CHC commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides special education 
services to eligible inmates in the CHCs in 
the Greater Boston District. Services 
include diagnostic/educational assessment, 
as well as direct instruction in basic 
skills, academic remediation, pre GED basic 
life and functional academic skills, 
perceptional/ behavioral communications 
and vocational education. The program 
emphasizes preparations for future 
education, vocational and employment 
training programs or placements of a less 
restrictive nature. The program is 
operational for 220 da v s during the year. 



•STAFFING: 



Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary services provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



The BIS Special Education Program at the 
Gaebler Children's Center 



LOCATION 



475 Trapelo Road 
Waltham, Ma 02154 
(617) 899-0800 



POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



Chronically mentally-ill children between 
6-16 years of age who exhibit serious limit- 
setting deficits and require intensive 
clinical intervention for a short term or 
extended period of time. 

The Gaebler Children's Center consists of 
four (4) discrete functional units of 
fifteen (15) beds each. Two (2) of these 
units serve latency aged students (5-12 
years of age) and two (2) units serve young 
adolescents (12-16 years of age). The units 
are further divided into two (2) acute care 
units and two (2) extended care units. 
Admission is through the Department of 
Mental Health system. The Bureau of 
Institutional Schools serves all children 
and adolescents admitted by the Department 
of Mental Health. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The BIS program provides special education 
services to students with severe adaptive 
disturbances. The goal is to foster growth 
in academic, social and emotional competence 
by providing structure, limits and 
consistency for individual students. 
Minimum required subjects for all students, 
depending upon grade level, include: 
English, Math, Science, Social Studies and 
Physical Education. Other subject areas 
include vocational instruction, structured 
socialization, and computer assisted 
instruction. Classes are generally small in 
size with individual instruction. 



The BIS Program maintains two program 
sites. The main campus is located at the 
Gaebler Center and a satelite campus is 
located at the Lawrence Building, directly 
across the street. A student can attend 
classes at the Lawrence Building when the 
DMH determines that he/she is able to assume 
responsibility for self-directed study, 
achievement of independence and personal 
self-management in a less restrictive 
environment. 



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The basic instructional units at the two 
program sites include: 

Gaebler Elementary - located at the Gaebler 
Campus and serving 12-15 students at anytime 
who demonstrate a need for greater attention 
to limit-setting issues. 

Gaebler Jr. High - located at the Gaebler 
Campus and serving 12-15 Jr. High level 
students at anytime whose limit setting 
ability constrains their ability to function 
in a less restrictive environment. 

Hi-Interest Class - located at the Gaebler 
Campus, this is a self-contained classroom 
serving 5-7 children at any one time. These 
children require extensive academic 
attention and close supervision. 

Lawrence Extension Elementary - located at 
the off campus facility known as the 
Lawrence School. 12-15 elementary students 
spend the major portion of the school day at 
this location and may receive support 
services there. 

Lawrence Extension Jr. High - located at the 
off campus facility know as the Lawrence 
School. 12-15 Jr. High level students spend 
a major portion of the school day at this 
site with selected support services provided 
at the main campus. 

The BIS Programs at 'Lhe Gaebler School 
operate a 180 day school year and a 40 day 
summer program, for a total of 220 days per 
year. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 
Teaching Instructors 

Supplementary services provided by 
Greater Boston District Resource Team. 



the 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Edward A. Mitton, Ed. D, Principal 

Department of Education 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Gaebler Center 

475 Trapelo Road 

Waltham, MA 02154 

(617) 899-0800 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Greater Boston District Resource Services 



LOCATION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



341 Mt. Auburn Street 
Watertown, MA 02172 

Resource Team - The Resource Team services 
include consultation, in-service training, 
program evaluation and direct service 
delivery to students to promote optimal 
educational growth and development. Direct 
services are provided in speech, physical 
and occupational therapy. Additional 
consultation is available in the areas of 
curriculum development, vocational training, 
peripathology , adaptive physical education, 
adaptive design, and diagnostic 
testing. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Speech/Language Pathologist 
Occupational Therapist 
Physical Therapist 
Behavioral Consultant 
Vocational Counselor 
Diagnostician 



Evaluation Team Liaisons - The "E.T.L." is 
responsible for arranging Team Evaluation 
meetings with local education agencies and 
interfacing with other appropriate agencies 
(such as DMH, DYS, DPH) on behalf of BIS 
students. They are also responsible for 
monitoring development through quarterly 
reporting and delivery of educational plans 
and services. The E.T.L. identifies 
appropriate educational placements for 
discharge planning and provides educational 
follow-up for up to one year after 
discharge. Discharge reports and follow-up 
summaries are completed on all discharged 
youth. 



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Greater Central District 

Department of Mental Retardation(DMR) 
Glavin Regional Center - Shrewsbury, MA 
Monson Developmental Center - Palmer, MA 



Department of Mental Health (DMH) 

West Lake Academy (Grafton) - (I.R.T.P.) - Grafton, MA 

Seven Hills (Worcester I.R.T.P.) - Worcester, MA 

UMass Westboro Diagnostic/ Acute Unit - Westboro, MA 

UMass Specialized Acute Adolescent Treatment Unit - Westboro, MA 

Department of Public Health (DPH) 
Y.E.S. Adolescent Program - Rutland, MA 

Department of Youth Services (DYS) 

Worcester Secure Treatment Unit - Worcester, MA 

Worcester Hale Limited Secure Unit - Worcester, MA 

RFK/Westboro Secure Treatment Unit - Westboro, MA 

Westboro Secure Detention Unit - Westboro, MA 

Butler Center Secure Treatment Unit - Westboro, MA 

Westfield Secure Detention Program - Westfield, MA 

Center for Human Development Alternative Detention Program 

Springfield, Ma 
Western Youth Service Center (Robert F. Kennedy Action Corps.) 
Springfield, MA 

Coolidge School 

Delaney School 

Springfield Evaluation Unit 



County Houses of Corrections (CHC) 

Hampden County House of Correction - Springfield, MA 
Hampshire County House of Correction - Northampton, MA 
Franklin County House of Correction - Greenfield, MA 
Berkshire County House of Correction - Pittsfield, MA 

BIS CONTACT FOR ALL PROGRAMS IN THE GREATER CENTRAL DISTRICT 

Margaret Foran-Collins 

District Manager 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Department of Education 

Box 1320 

Westboro, MA 01581 

(508) 366-1353 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Functional Skills Program 



LOCATION 



Glavin Regional Center 
214 Lake Street 
Shrewsbury, MA 



POPULATION 



Children between 12-22 years of age with 
multiple handicaps including severe and 
profound retardation, mental, physical and 
medical disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental 
RetardationHealth (DMR) 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



This program provides special education 
services to multiply-handicapped students 
from the local areas, as well as stuaents 
who reside at Glavin Regional Center. The 
services include a wide range of skills 
training, from basic skills level through 
pre-vocational level with an overall goal of 
developing as much independence as a 
specific child's potential will allow. The 
curriculum includes instruction in the 
following skill areas: activities of daily 
living, mobility, communication, fine motor, 
gross motor/physical education, social/ 
leisure skills, community utilization skills 
and pre-vocational skills. The program 
operates year round from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 
p.m. Monday through Friday, except 
Wednesdays when the program closes at 12:30 
p.m. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teacher 



Supplementary Services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Resource Skill Area II 



LOCATION 



Population 



ADMISSION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



Monson Developmental Center 
Palmer, MA 

Students between 20-22 years of age 

with multiple handicaps including mental, 

physical, and medical disabilities. 

Referred by the Department of Mental 
Retardation (DMR). 

This program is facility based and provides 
special education services to severely 
handicapped students. The program provides 
a wide range of skill training from 
fundamental responding skills level through 
basic skills level with an overall goal of 
developing as much independence as 
possible. In addition, this program 
provides community experience opportunities 
for students on a regular basis. The 
program is operational for 180 school days 
with a 40 day summer component. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teacher 

Supplementary services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



West Lake Academy/Grafton 
Intensive Residential Treatment 
(IRTP) 



Program 



LOCATION 



Institution Road 
Grafton, MA 



POPULATION 



Mentally ill male and female adolescents 
under 19 years of age who require a secure, 
intensive residential treatment setting. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH) 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The special education services, as part of a 
comprehensive and intensive treatment 
program, include educational evaluations/ 
assessments and direct instruction on a 
daily basis, 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m., Monday- 
Friday, year round. The program provides 
diagnostic, educational, pre-vocational and 
competency based life skills development 
services through individual and small group 
instruction. All students will have an 
Individual Education Plan (IEP) developed 
while they are in the program. The 
educational staff, in cooperation with 
clinical staff, DMH area staff and local 
school systems will develop and provide an 
appropriate educational program while the 
student is in the unit and assist in the 
smooth transition to community based 
programming after discharge. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary Services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Seven Hills/Worcester Intensive 
Residential Treatment Program (IRTP) 



LOCATION 



Worcester State Hospital 
Worcester, MA 



POPULATION 



Mentally ill male adolescents under 19 years 
of age who require a secure, intensive, 
residential treatment setting. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH) 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The special education services, as part 
of a comprehensive and intensive treatment 
program, include educational evaluations/ 
assessments and direct instruction on a 
daily basis, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday - 
Friday, year round. The program provides 
diagnostic, educational, pre-vocational and 
competency based life skills development 
services through individual and small group 
instruction. All students will have an 
Individual Education Plan (IEP) developed 
while they are in the program. The 
educational staff, in cooperation with 
clinical staff, DMH area staff and local 
school systems will develop and provide an 
appropriate educational program while the 
student is in the unit and assist in the 
smooth transition to community based 
programming after discharge. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary Services 
District Resource Team 



provided by the 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



UMass Westboro Diagnostic/Acute 
Unit 



LOCATION 



Westboro State Hospital 
Westboro, MA 



POPULATION 



Mentally ill male and female adolescents 
under 19 years of age in acute psychiatric 
crisis for whom treatment in less 
restrictive settings has been determined in- 
appropriate or unavailable. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH) 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The special education program includes 
educational evaluations/assessments as well 
as direct instruction on a daily basis, 
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, year 
round. The program provides diagnostic, 
educational, and competency based life 
skills development and services through 
individual and small group instruction. The 
emphasis will be on diagnostic and 
assessment services. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary Services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



UMass Westboro Specialized Acute 
Adolescent Treatment Unit 



LOCATION 



Westboro State Hospital 
Westboro, MA 



POPULATION 



Mentally ill male and female adolescents 
under 19 years of age in continuing acute 
psychiatric crisis for whom treatment in 
less restrictive settings has been 
determined in appropriate or unavailable. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH) 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The special education program includes 
educational evaluations assessments as well 
as direct instruction on a daily basis, 8:30 
a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, year 
round. The program provides diagnostic, 
educational, and competency based life 
skills development and services through 
individual and small group instruction. The 
emphasis will be on diagnostic and 
assessment services, as well as academics, 
life skills, and pre-vocational areas. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary Services provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Y.E.S. Program 

(Youth Experiencing Sobriety Program) 



LOCATION 



Rutland Heights Hospital 
Rutland, MA 



POPULATION 



Adolescents under the age of 22 



ADMISSION 



Referral from a variety of agencies 
including LEA's, Department of Mental 
Health, Department of Public Health, Court 
and Private Referrals. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



Located at the Rutland Heights Hospital 
the Youth Experiencing Sobriety (Y.E.S.) 
Program is an intensive ninety day program, 
which holds as its main objective the re- 
education of youthful substance abusers. 
Academic instruction is an integral part of 
the Y.E.S. Program. All students 
participate in an individualized educational 
program which combines drug and alcohol 
education in decision making and coping 
presented in a life skills 
The Competency Based Curriculum is 
to combine learning traditional 
with functional skills. The 
underlying theory to this plan is that as 
the student becomes more proficient in 
functional skills, they will be able to run 
their lives with more competence and 
confidence. When this is accomplished, they 
will have also acquired the decision making 
and coping skills which enable them to live 
a drug/alcohol-free life. 



skills, 
context, 
utilized 
academics 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teacher 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Butler Treatment Center 



LOCATION 



Westboro State Hospital 
Sharp Building 
Westboro, MA 



POPULATION 



Male adolescents between 12-22 years of age 
who exhibit serious emotional disturbances 
and require intensive clinical intervention. 



ADMISSION 



All DYS commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides Special Education 
services in a highly structured setting to 
committed youths with serious emotional 
problems. The philosophy of the educational 
component supports intensive academic 
services provided in tandem with clinical, 
residential and medical services to meet the 
total treatment needs of the adolescent. 
The services include diagnostic/academic 
assessments, instruction in basic skills, 
academic remediation and pre-vocational 
training. The program is operational year 
round Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 
2:30 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday 
when the program closes at 12:00 noon. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 



Supplementary Service! 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



BIS/DYS 



LOCATION 



Westboro Secure Treatment Program 
Westboro Secure Detention Program 
Worcester Secure Treatment Program 
RFK Westboro Secure Treatment Program 
Worcester Hale Limited Secure Program 
Center for Human Development Alternative 

Detention Program 
Center for Human Development/Holyoke House 
Westfield Secure Detention Center 
Western Youth Service Center (Robert F. 
Kennedy Action Corps.) 

Coolidge School 

Delaney School 

Springfield Evaluation Unit 



POPULATION 



Children between 12-17 years of age in the 
care and custody of the Department of Youth 
Services. 



ADMISSION 



All DYS commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides special education 
services to adolescents in detention and 
treatment centers in the Greater Central 
District. The methodology supports the 
building of interpersonal skills in addition 
to concrete learning experiences. Services 
include diagnostic/educational assessments, 
instruction in basic skills, academic 
remediation, career awareness and pre- 
vocational training. The program is 
operational Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. 
- 2:30 p.m. year-round. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 



Supplementary services provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



County House of Correction Special 
Education Program 



LOCATION 



Berkshire County House of Correction 
Franklin County House of Correction 
Hampshire County House of Correction 
Hampden County House of Correction 



POPULATION 



Youths between 17-22 years of age sentenced 
by the courts for a predetermined period not 
to exceed 2 years. 



ADMISSION 



All CHC commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides special education 
services to eligible inmates in the CHCs in 
the Greater Central District. Services 
include diagnostic/educational assessment, 
as well as direct instruction in basic 
skills, academic remediation, pre-GED and 
functional academic skills. The program 
stresses building competency based life 
skills for re-entry into the community. The 
program is operational fcr 220 days during 
the year. 



STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 



Supplementary services^ 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Greater Central District Resource Services 



LOCATION 



Sharp Building 
Westboro State Hospital 
Westboro, MA 

Western Youth Service Center 
280 Tinkham Road 
Springfield, MA 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



Resource Team - The Resource Team services 
includes consultation, in-service training, 
program evaluation and direct service 
delivery to students to promote optimal 
educational growth and development. Direct 
services are provided in psychology, speech, 
physical and occupational therapy. 
Additional consultation is available in the 
areas of curriculum development, vocational 
training, bilingual/spanish education and 
stress management. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Speech/Language Pathologist 
Diagnostician 
Vocational Teacher 
Vocational Coordinator 
Bilingual Consultant 

Evaluation Team Liaisons - The "E.T.L." is 

responsible for arranging Team Evaluation 
meetings with local education agencies and 
interfacing with other appropriate agencies 
(such as DMH, DYS, DPH) on behalf of BIS 
students. They are also responsible for 
monitoring development through quarterly 
reporting and delivery of educational plans 
and services. The ETL identifies 
appropriate educational placements for 
discharge planning and provides educational 
follow-up for up to one year after 
discharge. Discharge reports and follow-up 
summaries are completed on all discharged 
youth. 



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South District 

Department of Mental Health (DMH) 

Taunton State Hospital Adolescent Acute Unit-Taunton, Ma 

Department of Public Health (DPH) 
Lakeville Hospital-Lakeville, Ma. 
Massachusetts Hospital School-Canton, MA 

Department of Youth Services (DYS) 

Old Colony Y Girls Unit-Brockton, Ma. 

Brockton Boys Y Shelter Care. Program-Brockton, Ma. 

Brockton Boys Y Diagnostic/Assessment Unit-Brockton, Ma. 

Project LEAP-Brewster, Ma. 

Challenge Shelter Care Program-Dorchester, MA 

Challenge Secure Detention Program-Dorchester, MA 

Classification Unit/JRI- Dorchester, MA 

Boston Secure Treatment Program-JRI/Roslindale, MA 

Judge Connelly Secure Treatment Program-Roslindale, MA 

Judge Connelly Detention Program-Roslindale, MA 

Charlestown Secure Detention-Roslindale, MA 

Hillside Shelter Care Program-Roxbury , MA 



County Houses of Correction (CHC) 
Barnstable County House of Correction 
Bristol/New Bedford County House of Correction 
Plymouth County House of Correction 
Norfolk County House of Correct ion-Dedham, MA 



Adaptive Design Services 
Lakeville Hospital, Lakeville, MA 
Massachusetts Hospital School, Canton, MA 



BIS CONTACT FOR ALL PROGRAMS IN THE SOUTH DISTRICT 

Joseph Reilly 

District Manager 

South District 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Department of Education 

Gifford Building 

60 Hodges Avenue 

Taunton, MA 02780 

(508) 823-6369 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Adolescent Acute Unit 



LOCATION 



Taunton State Hospital 

Taunton, MA 



POPULATION 



Mentally ill male and female adolescents 
under the age of 19, in acute psychiatric 
crisis for whom treatment in less 
restrictive settings has been determined in- 
appropriate or unavailable. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH). 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The special education program includes 
educational evaluation/assessment as well as 
direct instruction and tutoring on a daily 
basis, 8:30-3:30, Monday-Friday, year 
round. The program provides diagnostic and 
educational/vocational services through 
individual and small group instruction. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Day Care Developmental Specialists 



Supplementary Services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Lakeville Hospital School 



LOCATION 



Lakeville Hospital Rehabilitation Center 
Main Street 
Route 105 
Lakeville, MA 02346 



POPULATION 



Physically and multiply handicapped 
children, post surgical patients. 



ADMISSION 



Medical admissions and discharges 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



Lakeville Hospital School provides special 
education services designed to address the 
diverse intellectual, emotional, and 
physical needs of its student population. 
All students are patients of the Lakeville 
Hospital Rehabilitation Center, and, as a 



group, do not 
programmatic 
However, all 
accordance 
Individualized 



conform to 
category 
services 
with each 
Educational 



any one functional 

or description. 

provided are in 

student's 



Plan (IEP). 
Curriculum areas can include: activities of 
daily living, fine motor, gross motor, 
physical education, communication, physical 
therapy, occupational therapy and 
socialization, as well as other specific 
academic areas. 



The school is located on the third floor of 
the Lakeville Rehabilitation Center, and the 
entire building is wheelchair accessible. 
The school is in operation from 8:30 a.m. - 
3:15 p.m., Monday - Friday for 182 days per 
year in addition to a 7-8 week summer 
component, with a total of 25 student 
contact hours per week. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 
Educational Aides 



Specialty services in the area of Physical 
Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Adaptive 
Design Services are provided as needed. • 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Margaret Brayton School at 
Massachusetts Hospital School (MHS) 



LOCATION 



Randolph Street 
Canton, MA 02021 
(617) 828-2440 



POPULATION 



Orthopedically and/or neurologically 
impaired students between 5-21 years of age; 
post surgical patients. 



ADMISSION 



Medical admissions and discharges 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The Massachusetts Hospital School 
provides special education services designed 
to address the diverse intellectual, 
emotional and physical needs of its student 
population. The school utilizes an 
individualized holistic approach which 
involves the interaction of educational, 
medical, recreational, and adaptive living 
programs for each student. Classroom 
instruction, for grades K through 12, is 
integrated with each student's medical, 
occupational, and physical and speech 
therapies. 

The elementary school is ungraded and a 
child moves sequentially through the program 
based on his individual IEP. The high 
school program consists of three conponents; 
academic, language based and vocational. 

The academic program provides a small number 
of students with the traditional high school 
subjects. Students from this component of 
the program often continue their education 
at the collegiate level. 

The Language-Based Classroom emphasizes 
functional academics through speech/language 
communication for severely language impaired 
and/or non-speaking students. 



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The Vocational Training Program, " Project 
Eye " , provides vocational awareness and 
training within an educational framework for 
students 15-22 years of age. Students are 
assessed and trained for potential future 
employment. Placement in facility worksites 
precedes job placement in community 
businesses and industries. 

Speech/Language Therapy provides individual 
and small group speech therapy for non- 
speaking and/or language impaired students. 



TYPE OF STAFFING Special Education Teachers 

Vocational Trainers 
Teacher Aides 

High School Academic Teachers 
Elementary School Teachers 
Speech and Language Therapists 



NOTE : The Brayton School at MHS is accredited by 

the New England Association of Schools and 
Colleges(NEASC). MHS is also accredited by 
the Joint Commission of Accreditation of 
Hospitals (JCAH). 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Massachusetts Hospital School 

Student Independent Living Experience (SILE) 



LOCATION 



Randolph Street 
Canton, MA 02021 



POPULATION 



Adolescents 16-21 years of age with severe 
physical disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Program is open to Brayton High School 
students at Massachusetts Hospital School. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



A short-term residential program at the 
Massachusetts Hospital School designed to 
help severely handicapped adolescents to 
acquire the confidence and skills to achieve 
maximum independence. Stuaencs receive 
skills training in self-care, emergency 
medical care, nutrition, homemaking, 
financial management, transportation, and 
community resources. Students 
recruit, hire, train, and direct 
personal care assistants (PCA's). 
SILE provides support and encouragement 
through individualized goal-oriented 
planning sessions, group and individual 
counseling. However, the critical factor in 
the success of the program is the student's 
"can do" attitude. 



utilizing 
learn to 
their own 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Head Counselor/Counselors 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



BIS/DYS 



LOCATION 



Old Colony Y Girls Unit - Brockton 

Brockton Boys Y Shelter Care Program 

Brockton Boys Y Diagnostic/Assessment Unit 

Project LEAP - Brewster 

Challenge Secure Detention Program 

Challenge Limited Secure Shelter Care 

Program 

Classification Unit 

JRI/Boston Secure Treatment Program 

Judge Connelly Secure Detention Program 

Judge Connelly Secure Treatment Program 

Charlestown Secure Detention 

Hillside Shelter Program 



POPULATION 



Children between 12-17 years of age in the 
care and custody of the Department of Youth 
Services. 



ADMISSION 



All DYS commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides special education 
services to adolescents in detention and 
treatment centers in the South District. 
The methodology supports the building of 
interpersonal skills in addition to concrete 
learning experiences. Services include: 
diagnostic/educational assessments , 
instruction in basic skills, academic 
remediation, and career awareness. The 
program is operational 220 days during the 
year. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 



Supplemental Services are provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



County House of Correction Special 
Education Program 



LOCATION 



Barnstable County House of Correction 
Bristol/New Bedford County House of 

Correction 
Plymouth County House of Correction 
Norfolk County House of Correct ion-(Dedham) 



POPULATION 



Youths between 17-21 years of age sentenced 
by the courts for a predetermined period not 
to exceed 2 years. 



ADMISSION 



All CHC commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides special education 
services to eligible inmates in the CHCs in 
the South District. Services incluae 
diagnostic/educational assessment, as well 
as direct instruction in basic skills, 
academic remediation, pre-GED basic life and 
functional acacemic skills, preceptional/ 
behavioral communications. The program 
emphasizes preparations for future 
education, vocational and employment 
training programs or placements of a less 
restrictive nature. The program is 
operational for 220 days. 



STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Supplemental Services are provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



LOCATIONS 



Adaptive Design Services 

Lakeville Hospital 
Rehabilitation Center 
Main Street 
Route 105 
Lakeville, MA 02346 

Massachusetts Hospital School 
3 Randolph Street 
Canton, MA 02021 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The Adaptive Design program is an ancillary 
service to special education programs. 
Barriers to a handicapped student's full 
participation in these programs are 
minimized or eliminated altogether by way of 
custom and specialized apparatus fabricated 
by the Adaptive Design Staff. These include 
environmental control aids, devices which 
enhance independent performance of 
educational tasks or activities of daily 
living, and active stimulation programming 
equipment. In addition, Adaptive Design 
offers technical consultation in a number of 
areas, including wheelchair adaptation, 
environmental accessibility, and other 
aspects of rehabilitation technology. 

Children and young adults (3 to 21 years of 
age) who are eligible for other special 
education programming are also elibible for 
these services. The Adaptive Design 
Services Workshop fabricates only those 
devices which are not commercially 
available. 

The goals of the program are to encourage 
the use of adaptive equipment in order to 
facilitate the students' normal development 
sequence and maximize their functional 
independence. An interdisciplinary 
evaluation and referral process is 
utilized. The team is also available for 
consultation and training. 



RESOURCE MATERIALS 



Adaptive Design Service Project Manual for 
Project Replication Adaptive Design: 
"Making It Better" (videotape). 



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These resources are available for general 
use. The videotape discusses the advantages 
of customized devices, while the manual 
delineates space, equipment and materials 
necessary for starting an adaptive equipment 
program. 



STAFFING 



The Adaptive Design Services staff is a team 
of professionals with backgrounds in 
rehabilitation, engineering, design and 
special education. 



TO ACCESS SERVICES 



Contact Brian 
the referral 
consultative 
materials. 



Maurer for information on 
and fabrication process, 
services and resource 



(508) 947-1231 ext.652 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



South District Resource Team 



LOCATION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Gifford Building 
Taunton State Hospital 
Taunton, MA 

RESOURCE TEAM - The Resource Team services 
includes consultation, in-service training, 
program evaluation and direct service 
delivery to students to promote optimal 
educational growth and development. Direct 
services are provided in speech, physical 
and occupational therapy. Additional 
consultation is available in the areas of 
curriculum development, vocational training, 
bilingual/spanish education and stress 
management. 

Speech/Language Pathologist 
Diagnostician 
Vocational Teacher 
Vocational Coordinator 



Evaluation Team Liaisons - 



The "E.T.L." is 
Team Evaluation 



responsible for arranging 
meetings with local education agencies and 
interfacing with other appropriate agencies 
(such as DMH, DYS, DPH) on behalf of BIS 
students. They are also responsible for 
monitoring the development through quarterly 
reporting and delivery of educational plans 
and services. The E.T.L. identifies 
appropriate educational placements for 
discharge planning and provides educationall 
follow-up for up to one year after 
discharge. Discharge -'eports and follow-up 
summaries are completed on all discharged 
youth. 



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